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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Sep 14, 2009 1:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's official: June 77 Winterland commercial release

I kinda agree with you on that one. Thats's over $30 a show.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Sep 14, 2009 3:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's official: June 77 Winterland commercial release

Sounds bad when you say it that way. I would rather think of it as 10 bucks/disc (with the bonus). That sounds more reasonable. Regardless I will probably take a pass on this one.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 14, 2009 3:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's official: June 77 Winterland commercial release

at THAT price, if i am missing anything from any of those shows, i will just wait for it to go up on an mp3 site and download for my ipod (for free). I'll save that money for some artists that actually need the cash.

(moral arguments be damned - who the fuck really cares about rhino's bottom line - not me!)

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Poster: mcgannahan Date: Sep 14, 2009 8:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's official: June 77 Winterland commercial release

yeah fuck em. i don't care what they release. i already have all the grateful dead i will ever need for this lifetime. actually, if they released some more europe 72 i would buy it.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 14, 2009 9:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's official: June 77 Winterland commercial release

absolutely - at 300+ gigs worth of deadshows, i certainly have to say that i have more than enough to get me through (i havent even listened to all of them yet - which makes me wonder why i even have them all)


rather than giving Rhino money - cash was better spent picking up a couple of tickets to go see Brandi Carlisle for her Calvin Theater show in two weeks. (have never seen her before, but very much looking forward to checking her music out live)

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Sep 15, 2009 12:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's official: June 77 Winterland commercial release

Word. I still buy the occasional release (like the 2-14-68 Road Trips) if the price is right, but I have enough Dead now that spending $80 to $100 on a boxed set of Dead music I already have almost seems wasteful when for the same price I can take the family out for dinner or take my son to a ball game.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 15, 2009 12:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's official: June 77 Winterland commercial release

how true - cant believe i forgot to mention spending money making the kids happy rather than handing to rhino.

good call Skuzzle!!!!!!

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Sep 15, 2009 1:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's official: June 77 Winterland commercial release

Tough call for me on this one.

a) $100 is way too much, even w/the bonus material...

b) Would the sound upgrade over what I already have of these 3 shows be worth it?

c) I am a '77 whore. I admit it. Hard to resist one of the best runs from their best year.

d) Not the most creative pick. These shows are pretty ubiquitous and a lot of folks have them. Would rather have seen a package of stuff from the April '78 run, even if not complete shows.

so. what do I do here? Does the bonus stuff from 5/12/77 which is available now only in a pretty crappy AUD copy tip the scales in Rhino's favor?

Put another way: If I were to take my daughter to see the Red Sox at fenway this $100 would barely get me into the bleacher seats these days. And the Red Sox could have Dice-K on the mound throwing 45 pitches in the first inning, giving up 7 runs en route to a 4 hour, 14-2 loss. (No disrespect, K-man...I hope you beat the Angels tonight, but y'know...this hasn't been the greatest year of your $100 Million contract). Good thing she's too young now to even go.

what to do...what to do?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 15, 2009 2:05pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's official: June 77 Winterland commercial release

lol :)

i may even have to watch K-Man vs Lackey tonight. sounds better than just sitting in a breathless panic of J. Mayo's knee (whose condition, knowing Coach B, we may actually be told the truth about in the year 2067.)


I would LOVE to see the sales figures on a $100 '77 boxed set. I may be dead wrong, but I just cant imagine those sales beating the production/distribution/marketing costs by very much.

(agree with the '78 thought)

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Sep 15, 2009 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's official: June 77 Winterland commercial release

Pats could be blessed this year, Dire! They shoulda lost that game last night by all accounts...but the Bills....oh man...talk about your hard luck franchise. I haven't seen so many defeats pulled from the jaws of victory since....well....the Red Sox of OLD.

Hard to say what's tougher to be a fan of: (informal poll here):

Cleveland teams. (Browns heartbreaks vs. Broncos; Cavs still unable to close the deal w/LeBron ready to bolt for NYC soon as he can; Indians game 7 WS loss to Marlins in '97 after being being oh so close, not to mention blowing the 3-1 '07 ALCS lead to the Red Sox AND the 1999 ALDS after being up 2-0.....No WS since 1954)

OR

Buffalo fans: 4 straight Superbowl losses, including Scott Norwood's clunker; Losers to the Music City Miracle vs. Titans; Totally hosed in the Stanley Cup finals vs. Dallas (skate clearly in the crease on the game-winning OT goal by Hull)...

OR

Minnesota Vikings fans: 4 Superbowl losses; last minute loss to a crap-ass Cardinals team on final play of final game of the season to miss the playoffs...

OR

Cubs fans. 101 years and counting.

I used to feel sorry for myself as a Red Sox fan, and I still always expect the worst out of reflex, but really, since '04, I've got nuthin' to grouse about. Now the Bruins...I still have a lot of complaints until they can bring back the Cup for the first time since 1972.

(Guess I better make this about the Dead somehow...let's see...oh yeah...the Celtics...looking fwd to a big year from Rasheed Wallace and a healthy KG...Bill Walton's birthday at the Worcester Centrum...great show! Whew!)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 15, 2009 10:57pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's official: June 77 Winterland commercial release

man, i still remember watching that Sabers/Stars game! one of the worst noncalls in history.

(Cubs fans just gotta have it the worst though, i mean, really...)

i'll admit that i am stoked though for this year's Bruins team - expecting some great results this year - coulda happened last season, but the team was a little inexperienced and shot themselves in the foot. (gonna miss PJ though - tough for me to see him go)

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Poster: Lou Davenport Date: Sep 14, 2009 2:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: It's official: June 77 Winterland commercial release

I also experienced a moment of sticker-shock, but I'm guessing that big sets like this one involve a lot of work for a relatively small number of sales, so I'm willing to support their efforts to feed my strange obsession.

That said, Amazon may end up offering it at a discount (though without the bonus disc of course). At one point, Hartford was going for 30% off on Amazon. If you really want to support the effort to bring out more such sets, it's probably better to buy it through GDP so they get a bigger cut, but that consideration may not be worth an extra $20-30 to you.

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